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Oct 2, 2012 4:00pm PDT
. one of the authors of the letter, representative darrell issa comes "outfront." >>> plus, we're 24 hours away from the first presidential debate. what are they going to say? we've got advisers to both of them. mitt and barack "outfront" tonight. and how a lot of money is riding on tomorrow's debate. a lot. let's go "outfront." >>> good evening, everyone, i'm erin burnett. "outfront" tonight, warning signs missed? that's what the republican head of the house oversight committee is charging tonight in the lead up to the u.s. ambassador's death in libya. he's calling for congress to return for a special hearing next week. it was a three-page letter and in it, darrell issa listed 13 security incidents and threats in libya in the past six months. including in june, a pro gadhafi facebook page mentioned his running habits. the posting directed a threat against stevens. issa says stevens stopped his morning runs for about a week and then resumed them. in june, an ied was successfully placed at the u.s. consulate in benghazi, blowing a hole in the security perimeter gate, big enough for 40
Oct 22, 2012 1:00pm PDT
issa who chairs the house oversight and government reform committee, released 166 pages of sensitive communications on friday. foreign policy magazine quotes an unnamed state department official who says no one there had a chance to vet the material beforehand. what's more, this is the same darrell issa who some would say hypocritically derided wikileaks almost two years ago for doing exactly what he's done now. >> the kind of transparency we need is not to have somebody outing what is said by diplomats in private, and we need to change that and that's going to be a big part of our committee's oversight is to get that right so diplomats can do their job with confident dense. >> the kind of transparency we need is not to have somebody outing what is said by diplomats in private. fine words, mr. issa. a pity you don't seem to remember them in an election year. joining us thousand is democratic congressman elijah cummings, the oversight committee's ranking democrat. >> good to be with you. >> chairman issa's document dump included disclosures about a fee meal human rights activists, a b
Oct 20, 2012 4:30am PDT
get to the debate, i want to ask you about these documents released by chairman issa. aren't these documents showing there was really a major security concern before the attack? >> well, we don't really know and the investigation is going on, we should let the investigation continue. the republicans with chairman issa, with mitt romney statements trying to make political hay out of a national tragedy, quite frankly, the way governor romney acted after the ambassador was killed was despicable. at a time of such national tragedy, we should be pulling together and speaking with one voice, not trying to score cheap political points. president obama is no more responsible for what happened in benghazi than president bush was for 9/11 or president reagan was for the marines being killed in beirut. >> you say we don't know. i want to read you something from this document on friday. this is from ambassador chris stevens. he writes in a cable, what we have seen are not random crimes of opportunity, but rather targeted and discriminate attacks. so, he, obviously, knew something there
Oct 14, 2012 8:30am PDT
looking into the situation. and we'll talk to california congressman darrell issa whose committee is investigating. we'll also gret the take of congressman elijah cummings, senior democrat on the committee. then we'll talk about that, the with vice presidential debate, and the campaign with our political panel, david corn of "mother jones" magazine. katrina vanden heuvel of the can the nation. bay buchanan, pollster frank lutz and our own john dickerson. that's a lot but this is "face the nation." captioning sponsored by cbs from cbs news in washington, "face the nation" with bob schieffer. >> schieffer: good morning. senator lindsey graham is one of the senior republicans on the armed services committee. and he has been looking into this attack. senator, welcome to the broadcast. i know you have been investigating this. have you reached an conclusions on why the administration waited so long to acknowledge this was the work of terrorists? >> well, the facts are there was never a riot. the night in question, september 11, ambassador stevens was being visited by the turkish ambassa
Oct 20, 2012 11:30pm EDT
a national debate on foreign policy, congressman issa releases the documents? i mean this is pure politics pure and simple and the american -- looked better. >> reporter: mccain, graham, and ayotte sent a second letter, again, asking them to clarify what they told the administration about the attack and when. the senator's right. your lack of response is inhibiting the ability for me to continue. the chairman of the services committee likewise has not gotten answers from the pentagon. >> i'm troubled by the way this incident is left folding, unfolding because for all of the president's talk about wanting to get information to the american people, they're not being responsive. >> and peter king, the chairman of the house homeland security committee wrote to president obama and asking him to release the intelligence documents related to the attack. >>> "the washington post" is out with some hot-button election year issues. they ask maryland voter whether they share a ballot on that and he was supposed to join us yesterday morning to talk about the results. >> let's get to the numbers that ca
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Oct 10, 2012 8:00am PDT
chairman issa was not ruling out calling secretary of state hillary clinton to explain what happened but today begins with the whistle-blowers. >> you never take it off the table but it could go sideways, it could go to the white house, to the fbi, there are a lot of places that people and places that had to fail in order for this terrible tragedy to occur. >> reporter: what we're expecting today is a lot of attention on an email that was written by a senior member of security for the state department. this suggested they were directed by washington to normalize conditions on the ground so, in other words, it appeared that the security was being driven by political factors, jon. bill: so what is our state department saying about the attack now? has the story in essence changed? >> reporter: well, it has. for reporters in advance of the hearing the briefers confirmed who was first reported by fox news on september 17th, six days after the attack that there was no demonstration at the consulate when the attack unfolded at 9:340 in the evening local time. we are learning for the first t
Oct 11, 2012 3:00pm PDT
that the economy is getting better. fox business reported that congressman darrell issa wants to look into whether officials are cooking the books on the job numbers in order to help the president out. >> now chairman issa wants to have hearings on this. take a listen. >> the way it's being done with constant revisions tells us that it's not as exact a science as it needs to be and there's got to be a better way to get those numbers or don't put them out if they are going to be wrong as much as half a point. >> hearings on the job numbers? really? this would put issa in the company of conspiracy theorists like jack welch and rush limb a limbaugh and his spokesman spoke out, the oversight committee has not announced or decided to hold or convene a hearing. no plans? sure about that? because fox business later ran another clip showing issa talking about when he would hold the hearings that he supposedly isn't going to hold. >> well, now the top republican says he wants to hold hearings into the matter. take a listen. >> we intend to work every day through the november and december time to get these
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Oct 18, 2012 6:00am PDT
. the top watch dog, in the house, i should say, demanding answers on obamacare. congressman darrell issa is accusing the department of health and human service of hiding the costs of the health care law in order to influence the election. we're going to take a look at that question, see what you think. bill: a group of cheerleaders sued for the right to display their religious message at a foot ball game. today they get their answer. >> we will not allow atheist groups from outside of the state of texas to come into this state, to use menacing and misleading, intimidation tactics to try to bully schools to bow down at the altar of secular beliefs. ♪ . martha: 5:00 somewhere, exactly. bill: sure is. bottle of red, bottle of white, will cost you a bit more comes from overseas. bad weather, damage to european vineyards. no! expected to be the worst grape harvest in 50 years, no! spain, france italy affected. there is always the great wines of california and oregon. how about new york state? martha: how about new york state? bill: how about new jersey? martha: how about new jersey. bill: t
Oct 14, 2012 6:00pm EDT
report came out that issa wanted to show a report that showed a big uptick in jobs. his office said he had but they hinted that he investigated that. do you have a reason to suspect there is any kind of doll play? >> i have not had a conversation with him on this. i talked to him about the situation in libya. i heard somewhere a report that maybe california had not filed their numbers and timed to be reflected in the latest job numbers that came out. i have not had those discussions with chairman issa our committee staff. >> you have to leave it there. >> let me pick up on the conversation of this so-called facing. he asked him about that. what is happening right now? what did you hear? >> it is interesting. ever wish i to figure out these situations. we cannot even begin to figure of these scenario until november 7. it is clear they're not thinking seriously until they know who has won. it is very interesting that he said he would allow sequestration to take effect even if nothing else happens. other republicans have indicated that they want to delay sequestration, but a better plan.
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Oct 6, 2012 11:30am PDT
security at the u.s. consulate leading town that assault. and darrell issa and david chapman sent a letter to secretary of state hillary clinton claiming that quote, multiple u.s. federal government officials confirmed to the committee that prior to september 11th attack, the u.s. mission in libya made repeated requests for increased security in benghazi. the mission in libya, however, was denied these resources by officials in washington. the fbi arrived in benghazi wednesday, three weeks after the attack, but spent only about 12 hours there. we're back with dan henninger, and also wall street board, matt comiskey and bret, foreign policy has said to be a big edge for president obama. is that edge eroding maust of libya and the middle east. >> i think it is eroding and time the president to get credit for policies that don't exist. >> there's focus on the kind of bureaucratic blunders made both prior didded especially prior to the attack and not sufficiently securing our diplomatic security there. >> it's an important issue? >> it's a democratic issue. >> paul: don't we have to keep our d
Oct 20, 2012 10:30pm EDT
." the documents were made public by gop congreesman darrell issa and jason chaffetz. ii a letter to president obama they write..."...not only did the administration reeeatedly reject requests for increaaed securrty despite escalating violence, but it aaso systematically decreassd existing securiiy to dangerous and ineffective levels. we have been told repeatedly that the admmnistrationndid this to 'normalization' n libyaaafter thh conclusion of its civil war." the bbmm administratiin as said there was o "actionable attack was imminent...and some democrrts on capitol hill say ápoliticalá advantageeoffthe attack.engel says: "do you think itts a coincidence two days before a nattonal debate oo foreiin olicy, congressman issa releases these documents, i meaa this is pure politics, pure and simple and he american peeple deserve better." senators john mccain, lindsey &ppraham, anddkelly a-yacht hav sent a áseccndá letter to the nation's ntelligence leaders...áagainá asking them to larify what they told the administration about the attacc...and when...the &psenat
Oct 14, 2012 6:30am EDT
. >> as to the number of assets, chairman ice issa said this. people are in the hospital recovering because it only took moments to breach that facility somehow doesn't seem to ring true to the american people. >> the chairman's point was reinforced this week by the dozens of heavily armed men. >> question. given the facts that have come out since the september 11th benghazi attacks, can it be sad with certainty that there was adequate forewarning of the security gaps but inadequate follow through by the department of state mort? >> that is the only conclusion you can take from it. plenty of warning, they wanted more police protection for the embassy and it was not given. in fact they had virtually nothing. they took away the plane that was standing by to take them out, in case of emergency. absolutely it was a disgrace, frankly. >> right they considered that facility it wasn't even a consulate and somehow it didn't merit getting the same kind of security which is why you had that ridiculous statement by this woman. there is now an investigation headed by thomas pickerring, a career diplomat, respe
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Oct 26, 2012 6:00pm PDT
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Oct 2, 2012 11:00pm PDT
on and some jump off. main stream media never looked at it. now the letter, darrell issa, signed by issa, the media has to watch now. april 6 in benghazi, two libyans threw a small i.e.d. over the consulate fence. april dop, contractors kidnapped, this one is the scary one. june 6, two months prior to the attack. placed an i.e.d. at the north gate of the consulate in benghazi blowing a hole big enough for 4 men to walk through. now we have a time line. we have e-mails. information now that will implicate the obama administration. if you pull that sweater it will come off and there will be exposing too many things we don't want to see. >> in the communication, one of the first things you want to do is admit what you know and admit what you don't know. administration went full bore blaming spontaneous attack on a video that is not true. intel community last friday tried to take the fall for it. people aren't buying it. something happened in the seven days where the white house and the intel community weren't talking to one another. >> bob: i want to know the key question, where did the vid
Oct 10, 2012 11:00pm PDT
charged moments today on capitol hill as darrell issa looked into the attack in benghazi that killed christopher stevens and three other americans. they have accused the administration of giving false information in the aftermath of the attack. they characterized it as a spontaneous protest that arose over an anti-muslim film in the usa today. here is issa today. >> today the state department became the process of becoming clean about what occurred in benghazi. contrary to early assertions by the administration, let's understand, there was no protest and cameras reveal that and the state department, the fbi and others have that video. >> democrats charged the hearing itself was politically motivated and that republicans have left them out of the investigation. here was ranking member elijiah couple krchl ummings. >> we need to carefully investigate allegations that have been made over the past week and we need to run them to the ground before we jump to conclusions. we should not be about the business of drawing concludes and then looking for the facts. >> for more on today's hearing
Oct 19, 2012 7:00pm EDT
issa, meanwhile, is pressing the white house for answers about the attack. issa sent a letter to the president along with 166 pages of documents that the state department had turned over to issa's committee. nbc's jim mick klaszewski joins now from the pentagon with more on this. good evening, jim. >> reporter: good evening, larry. in those documents released by the house oversight committee today we heard directly from ambassador chris stevens himself, who was killed in that attack on the u.s. consulate in benghazi on september 11th of this year. and in those cables to the state department he called the security situation there in benghazi unpredictable, volatile, and violent. in one cable as early as last june he said that libya's fragile security situation has deteriorated as tribal rivalries, power plays, and extremism intensifientensifies. then only one month, larry, before he was killed in that attack he wrote in a cable entitled "guns of august" that a security vacuum in benghazi had allowed islamic extremists to attack the red cross with impunity. and these are the mos
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Oct 18, 2012 3:00pm PDT
henry in new york. thank you. house oversight committee chairman darrell issa says the obama administration is trying to buy the election by propping up the medicare advantage program. issa is expected to subpoena documents from the health and human services department friday. issa contends the demonstration project costing more than $8 billion aims to postpone cuts to the program until after the election. h.h.s. says the project is providing incentives to improve care. >>> welfare spending topped $1 trillion last year. that is according to republican senator jeff sessions. he says spending by the federal and state government on more than 80 so-called welfare programs went from $800 billion in 2008 to more than a trillion in 2011. stocks were off today. dow lost eight. the s&p 500 dropped four. nasdaq fell 31. we do some fact checking on the debate argument over pensions. you may be surprised at what we found. later in the grapevine. can the final debate slow down governor romney's momentum? that's next. [ male announcer ] how do you make america's favorite recipes? just begi
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Oct 19, 2012 3:00pm PDT
of internal state department papers released by two republican lawmakers. congressman darrell issa of california and jason chaffitz of utah. the regional security officer told a hearing that the request for more security in benghazi were rebuffed by the state department. one memo from february of this year noted easy access that the militia enjoyed to military grade weapons, like rpgs. he noted the heavy weapons and the vehicle mountain weapons. these were the weapons used to kill stevens and three other americans on 9/11. >> the fall of gaddafi after four decades of authoritarian rule led to disbursal of tens of thousands of small and heavy weapons and lawlessness. al-qaeda affiliated group, including al-qaeda in the aqim and other extremist groups are likely to take advantage of the ongoing political turmoil in libya. he added the u.s. government remained concern such individuals and groups may use libya as platform from which to conduct attacks in the region. >> there are two aspects to look at. one leading up to the attack. or a cover up or gross incompetence following it. >> s
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Oct 21, 2012 8:00am PDT
are pointing to state department documents, released on friday by darrell issa, chairman of the house oversight committee, saying the move endangered libya nationals mentioned in the document, to score political points here at home. >> let's make sure that we understand exactly what did occur. but jumping to conclusions. i think darrell issa does a documentary dump on his web site of sensitive information about those in lib libya what are helping keep america safe t. shows the lengths many will go to to try to politicize this tragic situation. >> an aide to congressman issa says the documents were already listed as unclassified and he charges the committees are trying to, quote, create a distraction, to protect the president. >> jamie: live in washington, molly, thafers very much. >> eric: how will the attack play out in the debate tomorrow night? could this, the last of the three debate, turn out to be the deciding factor for undecided voters? we have a former spokesperson for jeb bush, and a democratic pollster and we welcome you both. >> good morning. >> eric: justip, let me start with you,
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Oct 2, 2012 3:00pm PDT
the warnings. >> committee chairman darrell issa is drawing attention to the r.p.g. attack in benghazi on june 11. >> the most disturbing was absolute attempt to assassinate the british ambassador that could have succeeded and obviously cast real questions on whether our ambassador was properly protected. >> briefing the state department spokesperson said secretary clinton would respond to the oversight committee today. adding -- >> yoit's fair to say we're still working through what we have in the building in terms of documentation, in terms of information, what we knew, who knew and when we knew it. >> reporter: the letters obtained exclusive by fox news appeared to confirm similar allegations and show the state department refuse to get involved in the dispute between blue mountain libya, security license holder and the operation blue mountain u.k. that trained and provided local guard. source with knowledge of the two state department meetings one in june and the second in july tells fox that the libyan contract holder felt the security provided by blue mountain u.c. was substandard and the
Oct 22, 2012 6:00am PDT
issa. >> again? wow. >> stephanie: do you see what he did? [ ♪ "world news tonight" ♪ ] this is just incredible. >> disclosing the name of libya nationals that could put them in danger. play politics in time for the debate tonight. several names of libyans working with u.s. officials were contained in the 166 pages of documents the house oversight committee which issa released friday. top congressional democrats accused issa of drumming up negative coverage for the obama administration on the head of the final debate. >> if those guys get killed, it will be because of darrell issa. >> stephanie: senator john kerry said it is a moment of real incompetence and irresponsibility. the oversight has exposed libya nationals to possible danger. this is irreresponsible inexcusable, worst of all, entirely avoidable. it is profoundly against america's interests in a difficult region. it is bad enough it is becoming a political side show presumably driven by the calendar of monday's upcoming presidential deba
Oct 10, 2012 12:00pm PDT
. being led by republican chairman issa. mitt romney recently made the attack a focus of criticism of the president on foreign policy. let's put it through the "spin cycle." first context. i think issa would have more credible if he didn't try to make a scandal stick to the president. he was the one that was behind the fast and furious and all male panel on contraception. the idea of him conducting a nonpartisan unbiassed investigation is just ludicrous. second of all, we should point out that republicans actually cut half a billion dollars from embassy security funding and hillary clinton actually said at the time that that could be detrimental to america's national security. they're not without fault there. i think that this message, the foreign policy attack on the president for mitt romney has had some legs and, yes, i know this is an election that's about the economy, but pollster actually did a test of mitt romney's messages, several of his messages, and the one with the resonance of independents was actually his critique of the p president on foreign policy. >> he said the d
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